Monday, 5 July 2010

A steamy weekend

Hi Everyone

Thought that title may make you sit up and read my blog! Now for the let down lol. Spent Sunday travelling on a steam train (King Edward 1st)from Bristol to Dartmouth. I went with 3 friends and we had a fab day, albeit very long. We had full breakfast on the train going down which was scrummy, every bit, explored Dartmouth and (those who had room ....not me!) lunch. Then a trip up the river Dart sadly in the rain but nevertheless interesting. As soon as we returned to dry land, so did the sun. We strolled back to the train and on the way back had a 3 course dinner, also extremely scrummy washed down with a bottle of merlot. Arrived back at my pad at around 11pm after a really lovely day.

My offering today is a birthday card for a very dear DC buddy. I used My Craft Studio to colour the coffee and cream background papers and the magenta paper is from Papermania. The roses are from my stash and the topper was from a sheet of vintage children from Crafts u Print which I also enlarged through the MCS graphics programme. The other bits and pieces were from my stash. The lace was originally white and as I didn't have any suitable cream lace I dunked it in you do lol.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I do hope you like my card and any comments you wish to leave will be gratefully received. Hells xx


  1. Hi Helen,what a beautiful card,and a stunning image,your DC buddy will love it.I'm so glad you enjoyed your steamy

  2. A simply beautiful card Helen. Love all the details esp. the coffee coloured lace.
    It sounds as though you had a fabulous day out - glad you enjoyed it.

    Edna x

  3. Hooray, at last I can leave a comment,have tried three times........third time lucky. The card is totally fabulous am sure your friend will adore it. It is so beautiful.
    Glad you had a great time on Sunday, sounds terrific and so much eating Hells.....wooooooo Hugs Annette xx

  4. Hells you saucy little minx, well that's what I thought when I saw the title lol.
    Your card is stunning Helen, everything is just perfect and beautiful, love it.
    I haven't been on DC for ages as I hate the changes, please tell me it's not one of my buddy's birthdays!!! I must try and get into it again and check I have the girls B/Days written down, not all my buddies will get cards mind as when I last looked I had over 100 buddys & I don't know them all or where they came from lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  5. Hi Helen,
    Glad you enjoyed your steamy week-end,it sounded great.
    What a fab card, nothinbg unusual there though, very professional, you are so gifted.
    Look forward to seeing you on Friday, nd to viewing our pics.

  6. Hello Helen.
    Your train ride sounds fab I am jealous haven't been on a seam train since whenever.
    Glad you enjoyed it. Love the card I'll have to go some to catch up.

    It was lovely too see you today good luck with the flying scotsman. Love to Jess see you soon Ellie x x x x

  7. Beautiful card now a follower of your BLOG. Hugs Ginny ♥

  8. Beautiful card I just love the vintage look..I am your latest follower now..
    Hugs Babs.x